I have been working with Kathy for the past 4 months to gain clarity on my life and career path and to improve my self-acceptance and patience. I found my coaching sessions with Kathy to be extremely productive.
Benefits include improved time management, deeper self-compassion, and greater ability to focus. I also developed the ability to move my energy by redirecting my thoughts. I found myself with greater clarity and able to make better decisions.
I highly recommend Kathy for helping you to achieve your life and career goals. She is an outstanding coach.
Working with Kathy for over the past six months fundamentally changed how I am in my life. When I began searching for a coach, I had in mind a very linear process and specific intended outcome. The amazing growth experience I have undertaken is in no way the experience I thought I was supposed to have. It has been so much more valuable than I could have imagined. I have gained trust and faith in the inner wisdom I possess, the inner wisdom we all possess. I have learned to recognize that I have a choice when I am reacting as human beings are essentially designed to. I can pause to examine my reaction and choose how I want to proceed based on my values. It is amazingly grounding and empowering. While I am not “perfect” in this process; I am much less vulnerable to outside opinions or influencers; I have a method to measure my actions and reactions against my values; and I have a gauge to determine where my energy is invested. I am very grateful for Kathy’s skillful coaching and look forward to continuing my journey.
Kathy Simkins coached me through the Immunity to Change process. As a coach, Kathy is open and encouraging and at the same time appropriately challenging. She asks the right questions at the right time to focus self-reflection, raise awareness of internal assumptions and consider their influences. This was my first experience with remote coaching and I admit to some skepticism about how it might compare to face-to-face. In fact, the combination of Kathy as a coach and the remote format outperformed other experiences in terms of accessibility given my full professional schedule and in ease of integrating learning in “real-time” into day to day practice.
My experience coaching with Kathy has been very rewarding. She is a wonderful listener and has the ability to read between the lines! Kathy was there for me every step of the way to offer helpful suggestions and new ways to look at things. Like a gardener planting seeds in fertile soil where ideas germinate, Kathy planted ideas in my subconscious mind that led to new discoveries and greater clarity. I highly recommend Kathy as a coach – she will support and encourage you in a way that empowers you to achieve your goals.
I worked with Kathy for 6 months with goals to improve my work-life balance, job satisfaction, and health status. I achieved these goals and so much more. Kathy’s insights, authenticity and genuine caring made her a terrific ally as I struggled to change my leadership style with my work team as well as my relationships at home. Kathy supported me while I made a life changing decision that I had struggled with for the past 3 years. I went from incredible stress and stomach pain every time I thought about work to being joyful, regaining my sense of humor and developing a solid plan for the next steps in my career. If you want to turn your career and life around, Kathy is the coach who can effectively support you to do so.
Earlier this year I recognized that I needed to do something about the constant adrenalin spikes that I was having both at home and at work. I was feeling exhausted, stressed and unsupported. Working with Kathy has been a life changing experience for me. Her coaching sessions consistently provided me with fresh insights about my life situation and with clarity on how to move forward. Once the way was clear, Kathy’s coaching provided me with gentle but effective support to keep me moving forward on my path. During our time together, I’ve seen my stress level drop, reduced my anxiety medication and improved my overall personal and professional life satisfaction. Kathy’s insights and wisdom have helped me to reconnect with my value, develop confidence in trusting myself, and to grow in new and powerful ways.
I have known Kathy for over 15 years. During this time she has been my supervisor for a very progressive organization and then my life coach for this past year.
Kathy is a very compassionate and astute listener. She is grounded in the theory and practice of her field and has excellent tools which have supported me in the analysis of my issues. She can put the knowledge of her practice into the framework of the business world and into the context of my life. She makes her advice and direction truly applicable to ME! This has assisted me by informing my decision making as I move forward.
Thanks to Kathy, I have made tremendous strides in my refreshed professional life, gained a much better perspective of the true nature of my recent challenges and experienced actual relief from my personal anxieties. I would highly recommend Kathy to anyone who is committed to embarking on the in-depth journey of gaining lifelong knowledge of themselves and acquiring those self-improvement tools that can be used in all aspects of one’s life. Kathy will enable you to be impactful in both the work and the relationships you choose in ways that you cannot imagine as you start down this path